Coaches film doesn’t resolve interference call from Thursday night

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Did 49ers receiver Trent Taylor push off on what would have been a first-down catch to advance a potential game-winning drive on Thursday night? The world may never know.

The coaches film posted at the league’s excellent Game Pass feature from the Rams-49ers game doesn’t provide any further insight into whether Taylor pushed Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman at the top of Taylor’s route. The shot from the sideline, like the only TV angle shown the other night, came from behind Robey-Coleman, blocking a view of Taylor’s arm. The end zone angle is too narrow, excluding the Taylor and Robey-Coleman interaction that did or didn’t result in interference.

Barring video showing a clear push from Taylor, it’s a call about which 49ers have every reason to be upset. And it seems there will never be video of a clear push. Which means that the 49ers apparently got robbed.

8 responses to “Coaches film doesn’t resolve interference call from Thursday night

  1. Yes that called sucked, but so did the call we were given on the qb hit shortly before that. There were a ton of pi that was let go in that game. I remember SF player getting mugged in the end zone that was not called. You can not let the ref’s have an opportunity to effect the outcome.

    All that said, Niners are improving weekly. Something I have not been able to say in a few years. This was/is not a quick flip. This was a tear down. I like what I am seeing

  2. So the DB voluntarily jerked himself backwards AWAY from the receiver he was coming. Or did some divine force grab him and pull him back to give poor little Trent Taylor a bit of space? That looked like a textbook push off to me then, and it still does now.

  3. The Patriots come back today had a receiver run directly into a DB, extend his arms out and return back to the ball and a critical first down. No call.

    Consistency from crew to crew is all players and fans expect and deserve.

  4. Refs doing everything to help the Seahawks win today as well as this season. Theyve done everything to help the Niners lose. The refs and NFL clearly favor some teams i.e Seahawks, Pats, Green Bay and the Broncos.

  5. Refs doing everything to help the Seahawks win today as well as this season. Theyve done everything to help the Niners lose. The refs and NFL clearly favor some teams i.e Seahawks, Pats, Green Bay and the Broncos.

  6. I am sitting here watching the Seattle/Tennessee game with Richard Sherman, his hands all over the receiver from the snap to the end of the play and never gets a PI call. And a receiver balances off a defender, making a cut and gets called for offensive PI.. It’s tough enough to catch a ball getting grabbed all the way let alone getting called for OPI where the contact is minimal with no material effect on the play..

  7. Yet not a word about SF’s onside kick with minus-1 second on the play clock? (It was 0.0 for almost a full second before the kick.) That was OK, I guess? No complaints from PFT?

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